Pros: Board color scheme is nice. Built in audio quality is pretty good.
Cons: Not sure if it's just the luck of the draw, but my unit began to have issues right after the 3 year warranty ran out. Bought the motherboard in 2010 and began to have issues last year (2014). The motherboard tends to be stubborn when you try to boot it up after a shutdown. Sometimes it'll start u...
Summary: Bar non loved the board. But the northbridge throws off enormous amounts of heat! What went wrong? Not sure but I had top purchase a northbridge fan from a different series of board and had it on 100% speed.
Summary: Other notes to this, i thought it was my CPU at first, So i purchased a Brand new 1366 i7 920 and Borrowed my friends i990x Directly out of his machine. Well i lost out on a good chunk of money as a new i7 920 1366 ARE still expensive as heck even for a older tech.
Pros: Excellent when it worked for like 1 month from original purchase.
Cons: From day one all revisions of this motherboard has given me problems, nothing but PROBLEMS, they all broke down, first one sent back for a Advanced RMA, returned and Returned with a brand newboard, one problem with it, it has a CRP bug ( Asus CPU Parameter Recall) So i sent it Back ( and its cons...
Summary: I wish I would have returned it after day one. Also if you ever have to replace a board do not down grade yourself. Replaced a bricked EVGA x58 classified with the above board.
Pros: It has all the newer bells and whistles. I thought the motherboard would be a good temporary upgrade to keep my system going. .
Cons: I get random crashes all day. For the price and size of the board I would not recomend it. The disk has tons of tools that can only be used in a 32bit system why would you run 32 bit with this socket set???
Pros: Typical X58 board with added features, fits in mATX case thats it.
Cons: - Marvell 6.0 controller is glitched causes bsods and doesn't transfer much faster than stock intel sata 2.0 controllers. Drivers cause BSODs, ASUS doesn't update drivers or bios for their added gear, you have to go to a french 3rd party website to get drivers and firmware. - Memory compatibility...